William Dean Public School

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Religion and ethics

NSW schools offer special religious education and special education in ethics. Approved providers deliver these, where available.

Write to the school if you wish to withdraw your child from special religious education, sometimes known as scripture. Special education in ethics is an option for your primary-age child if you withdraw them from special religious education. For more information, visit Religion and ethics.


The following Special Religious Education (SRE) classes are offered at William Dean Public School:

Christian (Protestant) SRE is provided by the Anglican Diocese of Sydney, Oakhurst Anglican Church Parish. For more information about Christian SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit:  https://whysre.com.au/sre-curriculum/cep-curriculum-overview/

Catholic SRE is provided by the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta, The Good Shepard Parish, Plumpton. For more information about Catholic SRE visit: https://parracatholic.org/ccd-home/ and for information about the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit: https://ccd.sydneycatholic.org/publications/curriculum-resources/

Hindu SRE is provided by the Vishva Hindu Parishad of Australia, Kellyville. For more information about Hindu SRE, including the approved curriculum scope and sequence, please visit: http://www.vhp.org.au/content/sre-hindu-dharma-scripture-teachers-classes-nsw-public-school

At William Dean Public School, SRE lessons are delivered on Tuesdays. 

3-6: 9:00-9:30am

K-2: 9:30-10:00am

Students not attending SRE classes attend non-scripture classes and are involved in values education.